Assessability: Occupational Therapy Care and Equipment Costs - Expert Witness

Assessability was established in 1988 to offer a responsive, fast and personal level of occupational therapy expert witness and assessment services.

It is the office of Clare Garside Dip COT (1976) Reg HCPC, who has over 25 years' experience as an occupational therapy expert witness. Expert assessment and reports are provided in the following areas:

  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
    Instructions are taken as a claimant, defence or single joint expert to provide opinion in the form of well-evidenced reports and testimony of previous lifestyle, the impact of an index incident on functional ability and fully quantified and costed recommendations to inform the Court.
  • Disability Adaptation
    Proposals for adapted housing to support independent living, the needs of disabled children and people with special needs and / or challenging behaviour.
  • Care of Dependants
    Assessment of the care needs of children and vulnerable adults, the associated resource requirements, and the capacity of people who are or may move to a caring role. Such reports may be required by a Family Court or to inform fertility ethics.
  • Appraisal Services
    These include:
    • Assessments and recommendations for disability equipment such as wheelchairs and specialist beds.
    • Workplace Assessment that match the physical and attitudinal requirements of a job to a person and often include recommendations for options to make reasonable adjustments.
    • Policy and Procedure Complaints Reviews where independent scrutiny and evaluation is required.

Our Work & Experience

Expert Witness

Clare Garside Dip COT (1976) has more than 20 years' experience as an expert witness and is a specialist in the assessment of care costs. A trained occupational therapist, she is the Clinical Director of Assessability Limited.

About Clare Garside...

About Us
  • Established 1988 - more than 25 years' experience.
  • Law Society checked.
  • Full Professional Indemnity insurance.
  • Housing and adaptation needs.
  • Assessability is a company registered in England and Wales no. 4470327.

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